birth is awakening


from the tempest sleep of souls


do you too feel a birthing


each time you awake


I do not quite return


though bursting again I recall the story of my life


starting from that first grey writhing moment


I almost choke on my kale


realizing this may have been more exciting


in my mind


never you mind


where my mind soars


deep oceans, hells, all unspeakably distant


from this basement


yet when I visit


I am completely there